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Re: Packard Plant Demolition Begins
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RogerDetroit wrote:
Hello JWL,

Appreciate the nice comments about the Packard Proving Grounds and our volunteers. Weare having one of our best years ever after nearly two years of COVID restrictions.

On Sunday, Ocotober 16 we have our annual Open House with live, big-band music, food trucks and more. If the weather cooperates we will have 350+ collector cars and about 3,000 visitors.

You need to come out and see us!


Earlier this year I talked with one of your office staff about donating an office door from the Packard plant to the Proving Grounds. I got distracted and time has passed. I would still like to do this and will see to getting it done soon. I have a certificate of authenticity for the door. I doubt I will ever get back there, but you can never tell.

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Re: Packard Plant Demolition Begins
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We still have the proving grounds. Thanks to all the volunteers who are doing hard and smart work to preserve and improve it. The plant is gone long live the grounds.

Posted on: 9/30 14:20
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Re: Zddp question
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Joe, unless you are trying to disguise some major engine problem the 20W-50 oil to too heavy. Take a look at Tim Cole's comments on the subject in another discussion thread.

Posted on: 9/29 10:56
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Re: 2022 St Michaels Motoring Tour
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Joe, nice video. Thanks for sharing. I continue to be impressed by the differences in architecture in the northeast as compared to what we have in the southwest.

Posted on: 9/27 11:23
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Re: Website
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Did they not know about driving/fog lights?

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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Russell, this may have been covered earlier. If it has please disregard.

Is the temperature gauge reading correctly? Have you verified the engine temperature with another meter or device like a hand held reader?

What is the temp rating for the thermostat? Many try and use a 180 stat which is too high a rating for these engines. A 160 may be a better choice.

Did you assure the distribution tube is in place and in good condition? This tube is essential to properly circulating coolant through the engine.

Running hot a idle may be related to retarded ignition timing. Running hot at cruising speeds may indicate circulation problems.

Posted on: 9/23 11:23
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Re: Recommended oil for a 352 (56 Super)
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Some years ago I was selling my 1939 Cadillac 60 Special. These cars had the 346 cu. in. L-head V-8s. The car burned a lot of oil. To mitigate this high use I used a 20W-50 engine oil. One of the potential buyers had a Cadillac expert come and inspect the car for him. He lived out of the area. The inspector was an engine engineer for Caterpillar. He said using the heavy weight oil was a bad idea. He said the engine was not designed for such heavy viscosity oil. The problem was the effort the oil pump needed to circulate the oil. It put too much strain on components. Also, he said it would not cure the oil burning problem. This was due to worn rings. He also said it would not cure low oil pressure. Although, there was no problem with this. He was right. Reading Tim Cole's comments brought it all back. You can't fix problems without parts.

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Re: 1936 Packard 120C Survivor For Sale
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Chuck, I believe the 1936 120s were called 120B being the second year of production for the model. Nice looking Packard which someone is going to enjoy driving and showing. Thanks for affording us here the opportunity.

Posted on: 9/21 13:15
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Re: 1952 200 deluxe with 327ci dies when warm
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Mike52_200 wrote:
thank you all for the responses. The aftermarket air cleaner I;m using is a simple paper air filter 4" x 2" stacked two high. not very big.


A double stacked air cleaner would seem to provide enough filtering surface and not restrict air flow.

Posted on: 9/20 12:57
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Re: Push button then & now
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My 2020 Honda Ridgeline also has push buttons for the transmission; although, they are located on the center console. Much prefer a lever to select gears.

Posted on: 9/20 12:43
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